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Friday, April 30 • 11:30am - 2:00pm
AROUND THE WORLD CO-STORM! (Virtually) a think tank designed to be your personal board of directors for life and work — Supported by Airbnb

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WHAT IS A CO-STORM?The CO-STORM™ is a think tank designed to be your personal board of directors for life and work.

The success of the CO-STORM relies in part on YOU. 
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The concept behind the CO-STORM is about how much we’re able to see for each other that we don’t see for ourselves.

Fresh eyes see our blind spots and filters. They also mirror back to us what’s really going on. There’s a creative back and forth energy in getting outside your own head. A CO-STORMER’S insight can clarify what steps to take next, highlight your strengths, and make you pay attention to what should happen naturally.

WHAT THE SESSION LOOKS LIKE:
We start the session with an introduction to CO-STORMING, instructions, and an overview of our time together. Then we pair you off in groups of three or four. Your group will go off for a 90 minute CO-STORM session. During this session, each participant will have time for an introduction and a chance to discuss their most pressing pain point, project or idea. Your CO-STORM partners will brainstorm with you on solutions. At the end, we will gather together and recap.

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Bring your challenges, ideas, prototypes…or just an empty notebook and get ready to take the next step.

You will get new perspectives and confidence to move forward with your project, which might mean ditching plans and going in a totally different direction. No matter the outcome, I guarantee you will already be taking steps in the right direction.

I truly believe we’ve got great energy going in our community you’re not going to find anywhere else…hitch a ride on that energy! - Melody Biringer

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
  • Want to change careers but don’t know where to start?
  • What’s keeping you up at night?
  • I have been helping others all my life, it’s time for me now, what should i do?
  • How can I be more creative at work, when I’m not the one calling the shots?
  • How can I refine and tell my story?
  • Fleshing out a side hustle/passion project.
  • How are you unique – what sets you apart?
  • Have you hit a serious plateau?

Moderators
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Melody Biringer

Founder, WiT Regatta
Melody is a self-proclaimed “connection engineer,” a serial entrepreneur who has built a career around building communities for women to thrive. She is the founder of the acclaimed Crave Company and Women in Tech Regatta (an annual week-long conference in Seattle, Vancouver, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Wren Dougherty

Senior Staff Engineer, Airbnb
Wren is an engineer who uses her background in hardware, software, and mathematics to design and produce systems that smear the line between the physical and digital world.  She started her career designing an array of sensors ranging from chemical to optical at both early stage... Read More →
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Evelyn Shen

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Airbnb
Evelyn Shen is a Senior Staff Engineer at Airbnb Pro Host team. She is currently the tech lead of an initiative to redesign the architecture of Airbnb’s Pricing and Availability system. Evelyn has been with Airbnb for 6 years. She was tech lead of the HotelTonight integration, initial... Read More →
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Simon Hachey

Staff Software Engineer, Airbnb
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June Woo Suk

Manager, Engineering, Airbnb
I'm June, engineering manager at Airbnb. I have been with Airbnb for 3.5 years. Prior to Airbnb, I worked at a start-up and got a computer science degree from UC Berkeley.
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Kamini Dandapani

Director, Engineering, Airbnb
Kamini is a Director of Engineering at Airbnb. Her team is responsible for developing tools and infrastructure to enable continuous development and deployment. Prior to Airbnb, Kamini spent 6 years at LinkedIn where she was leading the infrastructure and productivity engineering team... Read More →
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Joy Zhang

Director, Engineering & Data Science, Airbnb
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Cassie Cao

Manager, Data Science, Airbnb
Over the past 5.5 years at Airbnb, Cassie helped launch new business categories such as Airbnb for work and the Luxury segment. Currently, she is leading a Data Science team to build customer feedback loop for Airbnb to keep improving products and policies.
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Chihwei Yeh

Manager, Engineering, Airbnb
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Yuan Tian

Senior Manager, Engineering, Airbnb
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Fred Wenzel

Head of Engineering, Community Support Ambassador Products, Airbnb
Experienced engineering leader with extensive track record building professional web applications to solve business problems reaching thousands to many millions of users per day. As a manager, building high-performing cross-functional teams that empower employees as autonomous professionals... Read More →

Sponsors
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Airbnb

Create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.It’s an audacious, incredibly rewarding mission that our increasingly diverse team is dedicated to achieving.Airbnb is built around the idea that everyone should be able to take the perfect trip, including where they stay, what they... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 11:30am - 2:00pm PDT
VIRTUAL